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Afghan leader: Taliban peace deal ‘when, not if’

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani voiced confidence Monday on reaching a peace deal to end the Taliban insurgency but warned that Pakistan’s alleged meddling risked sparking long-term hostility. “I feel that it is now not a question of if, but when,” Ghani said of a peace agreement in a wide-ranging appearance by video at Johns Hopkins […] …

At least 15 killed in bus crash

At least 15 killed in bus crash

At least 15 people were killed when a bus collided with a truck in western Afghanistan on Friday, officials said, in the second major traffic accident this month. Another 30 were wounded in the early morning crash in Bakwa district of Farah province, provincial police spokesman Mohibullah Mohib told AFP. The bus had been travelling […] …

Helicopter crash kills three

Helicopter crash kills three

A helicopter crash in northern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least three people including a foreign pilot, Afghan officials said. The aircraft crashed due to “technical problems” shortly after taking off in Dehdadi district in Balkh province, Nazer Khuda Pamiri, deputy commander of Afghan forces in northern Afghanistan, told AFP. Ten people were on board […] …

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